First of Many

Author: Stacey McFadden
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1543428789
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I had nine poems published. They are the following: One of Those Days featured in Eternal Portraits, Perfect First Date featured in the Best Poem and Poet of 2005, Around the Way featured in Immortal Verses, Coach J. featured in the International Whos Who in Poetry, Play Day in the Community featured in Songs of Honor, Never Know featured in Centres of Expression, Finding a Way featured in Immortal Verses, Passion featured in the Best Poems and Poets of 2007, and Walking on the Beach featured in Favourite Memories.

The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe

Author: Sarah Churchwell
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1466825944
Format: PDF, ePub
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A brilliant investigation into the debates surrounding Marilyn Monroe's life and the cultural attitudes that her legend reveals There are many Marilyns: sex goddess and innocent child, crafty manipulator and dumb blonde, liberated woman and tragic loner. Indeed, the writing and rewriting of this endlessly intriguing icon's life has produced more than six hundred books, from the long procession of "authoritative" biographies to the memoirs and plays by ex-husband Arthur Miller and the works by Norman Mailer and Joyce Carol Oates. But even as the books have multiplied, myth, reality, fact, fiction, and gossip have become only more intertwined; there is still no agreement about such fundamental questions as Marilyn's given name, the identity of her father, whether she was molested as a child, and how and why she died. The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe reviews the unreliable and unverifiable-but highly significant-stories that have framed the greatest Hollywood legend. All the while, cultural critic Sarah Churchwell reveals us to ourselves: our conflicted views on women, our tormented sexual attitudes, our ambivalence about success, our fascination with self-destruction. In incisive and passionate prose, Churchwell uncovers the shame, belittlement, and anxiety that we bring to the story of a woman we supposedly adore. In the process, she rescues a Marilyn Monroe who is far more complicated and credible than the one we think we know.

Marie Curie and Her Daughters

Author: Shelley Emling
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1137102616
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A new portrait of the two-time Nobel winner and her two daughters Focusing on the first family in science, this biography of Marie Curie plumbs the recesses of her relationships with her two daughters, extraordinary in their own right, and presents the legendary scientist to us in a fresh way. Although the common image is that of a shy introvert toiling away in her laboratory, highly praised science writer Shelley Emling shows how Marie Curie was nothing short of an iconoclast. Her affair with a younger and married man drew the enmity of a xenophobic French establishment, who denied her entry to the Academy of Sciences and tried to expel her from France. But she was determined to live life how she saw fit, and passed on her resilience to her daughters. Emling draws on personal letters released by Curie's only granddaughter to show how Marie influenced her daughters yet let them blaze their own paths. Irene followed her mother's footsteps into science and was instrumental in the discovery of nuclear fission. Eve traveled the world as a foreign correspondent and then moved on to humanitarian missions. Emling also shows how Curie, following World War I, turned to America for help. Few people know about Curie's close friendship with American journalist Missy Meloney, who arranged speaking tours across the country for Marie and Eve and Irene. Months on the road, charming audiences both large and small, endeared the Curies to American women and established a lifelong relationship with the United States that formed one of the strongest connections of Marie's life. Without the financial support of American women, Marie might not have been able to go on with her research. Continuing the family story into the third generation, Emling also interviews Marie Curie's granddaughter Helene Joliot-Curie, who is an accomplished physicist in her own right. She reveals why her grandmother was a lot more than just a scientist and how Marie's trips to America forever changed her. Factually rich, personal and original, this is an engrossing story about the most famous woman in science that rips the cover off the myth and reveals the real person, friend, and mother behind it.

A Life Well Lived

Author: Eric Lundberg
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781456736071
Format: PDF
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On the morning of February 26th, 2010, Jennifer Ann Paulson arrived at the elementary school where she taught Special Education. She was then confronted by the man who had been stalking her. What happened next devastated her family, friends, students and the entire community. But what took place that morning, however heartbreaking, is not the real story of Jennifer Ann Paulson. The Jennifer Paulson story is simple in its form, but with an underlying message of hope, determination, commitment and perseverance. Journey with her through every stage of her life as God shapes and molds her into a genuine woman of impact. Told through memories, letters, journal entries, laughter and tears, her story will motivate every reader to pursue a life worth living. To honor the legacy of Jennifer Paulson, and capture her spirit, 100% of the profits from this book will be donated, in her memory, to causes her family believes she would support (such as Scholarships, victims' help programs, books and educational help for children). May God bless all who read her story.

Working Mother

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Hitty Her First Hundred Years

Author: Rachel Field
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442407123
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Hitty is a doll of great charm and character. It is indeed a privilege to publish her memoirs, which, besides being full of the most thrilling adventures on land and sea, also reveal her delightful personality. One glance at her portrait will show that she is no ordinary doll. Hitty, or Mehitable as she was really named, was made in the early 1800s for Phoebe Preble, a little girl from Maine. Young Phoebe was very proud of her beautiful doll and took her everywhere, even on a long sailing trip in a whaler. This is the story of Hitty's years with Phoebe, and the many that follow in the life of a well-loved doll.

African American Autobiographers

Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313314094
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Chronicling the autobiographical tradition in African American literature from the 18th century to the present, this volume features 66 authors from Maya Angelou to Malcolm X. Alphabetized entries, written by expert contributors, include concise biographies, overviews of autobiographical works and themes, reviews of critical receptions, and bibliographies.

The First Time

Author: Karen Bouris
Publisher: Conari Press
ISBN: 9781609256463
Format: PDF, ePub
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This valuable book for teens and their parents offers vivid portraits by 150 women, who tell of their "first time". By sharing their stories, they offer a much-needed woman's perspective and impart a heartfelt widsom that can lead to positive, healthy discussions of sexuality between parents and teens.

In My Dreams

Author: Beth Mitchum
Publisher: Beth Mitchum
ISBN: 1438253761
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For months, Jill, a twenty-something lesbian, had been daydreaming about her sexy, Latino co-worker, Marie. Interesting things start to happen when her night dreaming begins to involve nocturnal trysts with her fantasy paramour. When the women discover they are having the same dreams, they decide to raise the stakes on their telepathically shared nightlife. The sparks start flying though when Marie's nocturnal passion overflows into her daytime relationship with her violent, sexually addicted husband. I